The online touring talks are a selection of works taken from SOUNDWORKS by a guest artist-narrator, and published here. Patricia Esquivias has responded to her chosen pieces through her own work: Soundwalk.
Esquivias creates videos that link images drawn from diverse sources, creating fragmented narratives that present interpretations of the everyday as well as of historical events. Employing low-fi technology and a decidedly DIY aesthetic, Esquivias’s videos may seem improvised and typically involve the artist filming herself as she clicks through slide presentations on her laptop or manually selects and displays photographs, computer printouts, handwritten notes, magazine pages, and other ephemera, which serve as visual references for her stream-of-consciousness monologues.
The following tracks have been selected by the artist from SOUNDWORKS:
Esquivias (Caracas, 1979) studied in London and San Francisco. Since 2005 she has shown her video works amongst others in Madrid (Galería Maisterravalbuena, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia), Germany (Frankfurter Kunstverein, 5th Berlin Biennale), New York (White Columns, Murray Guy, New Museum) Los Angeles (Hammer Museum) and Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum Bureau). She usually lives in Madrid.
Patricia Esquivias is the second blogger in this series of Touring Talks – a selection of works chosen from SOUNDWORKS by artists, curators and other cultural practitioners. Each tour offers a unique perspective on the exhibition, both in the gallery space and online. The next artist- narrator in the series will be Helen Brown, Thursday 16 August, 6.30pm.